I dipped my cranium into water, and then took photos. I can't really find a way to glamorize how much of a hot mess some shoots can actually be behind the scenes...especially as a self portrait photographer. More people should talk about it, so here I am to do so. Many times a week, I get questions and comments about the image quality and attention to detail I have in images. Many of those people don't get to see me hunched over under a hot lamp, with eyeliner dripping off my face, and strategically hiding one arm behind me to conceal a remote. Most people have never witnessed the sheer panic of a tripod falling over on a breezy day..and that life/death moment when you're alone and your precious camera faceplants to the ground. Likewise, most people aren't there to watch me relentlessly color process and spend hours finessing. Like all things in life, visual and tangible goals...they exist because of the work put into them. For this shoot, I spent a good 2 hours screwing with light, dumping cups of water on my head, trying to answer text messages,baking under a spotlight, and trying to take photos...with a result of 2 final images. I'd like to think there was an easy way, but then again, I'd rather face a challenge..which is how you grow as an artist in technique and precision.
Things coming your way include a cool Calvin Klein shoot, some big news for upcoming projects...and random bits of life inbetween :) Happy Sunday!!